Nickname: Bex FX
Describe yourself in 5 words or less: Musician, writer, decorator, Brit, Sweet tooth
Favorite Bible passage: Psalm 103
Childhood hero? Punky Brewster (if you’re drawing a blank, I feel sorry for you)
Best advice from Mom and Dad that is still with you today? People are the most important thing
What do you know now that you wish you knew 5 years ago? Leggings are coming back. The shock would have been less if I had known.
Who do you consider to be your greatest musical influences? Singer songwriters, Sara Bareilles, Phil Wickham, Sara Groves. Worship leaders like Kari Jobe, Kim Walker-Smith, Jenn Johnson, Christy Nockels, Paul Baloche. Bands like Needtobreathe, Rend Collective, All Sons & Daughters
Who did you imitate singing when you were a kid? Amy Grant
What artists would you love to collaborate with someday? Rend Collective and Sara Groves
What is the most embarrassing song on your iPod? Rissi Palmer “Country Girl”.
What’s the first album you remember buying? Jars of Clay’s first album. My little 10-year-old self was so proud of owning that CD. NOT a tape.
What is one of your all-time favorite TV shows? We watch too many House Hunters Internationals. Makes me want to travel and remodel.
Favorite movies? War Horse, My Fair Lady, Chariots of Fire, The King’s Speech & Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe.
Favorite sports team? Clemson and Georgia. Both are my husband’s alma maters. Since we live in Colorado, we always hope the Bronco’s do well!
Beverage of choice? Tea with milk. Please don’t forget the milk. Coffee is next… can’t resist and Starbucks Vanilla Latte.
Favorite breakfast cereal? Anything that I can add raisins to, or oatmeal.
Favorite late-night snack? M&M’s… dark chocolate kind is the best!
What’s a little known fact about Elissa that people should know? Elissa used to write children’s novels when she was a child. She had a great imagination.